End is near for downtown’s 5th Avenue South water main work


The City of Edmonds has good news for downtown Edmonds business owners and residents: Work on the 5th Avenue South water main is almost complete. For now though, they’ll be some more  disruption, until the project is completed — probably by the end of February.

As part of the City’s ongoing watermain replacement project, construction activity will increase along 5th Avenue South  from Walnut Street to Elm Way, including additional trenching and temporary patching of the roadway. Upon completion of this work, all the temporary patching will be replaced with a permanent repair.

The additional work is planned for the week of Feb. 6, and the construction is expected to continue intermittently over the month of February. It’s possible the work could extend into early March to account for any possible delays due to inclement weather or unforeseen site conditions.

Daily updates of the affected areas in the corridor will be posted on the City of Edmonds website, www.edmondswa.gov and concurrently via Twitter @edmondspw.

Construction activity will focus on connecting the newly installed water lines into the City’s existing system and replacement of individual water services for numerous businesses and homes along this corridor. Construction will affect street parking from 7am to 5pm along this corridor and cause some traffic delays. The project is scheduled to conclude the week of Feb. 27.

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